Governors (Power of Certification).

Oral Answers to Questions — India. – in the House of Commons on 27th July 1927.

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Photo of Mr Ernest Thurtle Mr Ernest Thurtle , Shoreditch


asked the Under-Secretary of State for India how often the Governor-General and the lieutenant-governors of provinces have had recourse to the power of certification daring the last three years?

Photo of Viscount  Turnour Viscount Turnour , Horsham and Worthing

If by the "power of certification" the hon. Member intends to refer to the exercise of the special power to enact legislation, the answer is that in the last 36 months the Governor-General has had recourse to this power once, and the Governor of Bengal once. (There are no lieutenant-governors in India.) If he intends to include rejected or reduced Budget votes which the Governor-General and Governors have "restored" then I must obtain a detailed statement from India.